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Title Gender in medieval culture / Michelle M. Sauer.
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Women -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Women -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Sex role -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Sex role -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
To 1500
Genre History.
Contents The social world: law, medicine, and science -- The expected ideal: marriage and virginity -- The unexpected actuality: "deviance" and transgression -- The gendered Christ: sexuality and religion -- The political sphere: power, labor, and economics.
Summary "Gender in Medieval Culture provides a detailed examination of medieval society's views on both gender and sexuality, and shows how they are inextricably linked. Sex roles were clearly defined in the medieval world although there were exceptions to the rules, and this book examines both the commonplace world view and the exceptions to it. The volume looks not only at the social and economic considerations of gender but also the religious and legal implications, arguing that both ecclesiastical and secular laws governed behaviour. The book covers key topics, including femininity and masculinity and how medieval society constructed these terms; sexuality and sex; transgressive sexualities such as homosexuality, adultery and chastity; and the gendered body of Christ, including the idea of Jesus as mother and affective spirituality. Using a clear chapter structure for easy navigation and categorisation, as well as a glossary of terms, the book will be a vital resource for students of medieval history"--Provided by publisher
Other Title Print version: Sauer, Michelle M., 1972- Gender in medieval culture 9781441179562